Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
to consider overturning both the federal defense of marriage act and state bans on gay marriage next year. nine states and the district of columbia have already legalized same sex marriage, most recently maryland, maine and washington. a recent gallup poll shows a majority of americans for the first time support gay marriage. back in 1996, just a quarter of the country did. today, 53% as you see support it. 46% are opposed. let me bring in executive director of log cabin republicans, r. clark cooper, and democratic strategist and former dnc advisor to the obama '08 campaign, jamal simmons. gentlemen, good morning. >> good morning. >> opposition to gay marriage has obviously softened, even among conservatives. here's what george will had to say about the issue. >> this decision by the supreme court came 31 days after an election day in which three states for the first time endorsed same sex marriage. they could see it's now safe to look at this because there is something like an emerging consensus. quite riliterally, the oppositi to gay marriage is dying. >> here's what he's talking about.
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am PST
been canceled. >>> south africa's defense minister says former president nelson mandela is doing, quote, very, very well after being in the hospital for three days now. mandela is undergoing tests. officials aren't saying why he's in the hospital. he is 94 years old. >>> two colorado university students are facing felony charges after police say they gave brownies laced with marijuana to their history class. authorities say the professor and another student had to be taken to the hospital. six others were treated at the school. again, not funny. >>> it's a welcome gift for drivers. plunging gas prices for the holidays. cnbc's mandy drurry is here with what's moving your money. how low can they go? >> hopefully, chris, 3 bucks a gallon in much of the country. at this stage you've got u.s. supplies rising. demand is not so hot. so what we're seeing, chris, is wholesale prices are sinking. and that is soon going to be reflected at the pump. we're averaging now around, what, $3.35 a gallon nationwide. prices are expected to drop to around $3.20 a gallon within the next two to three weeks. a
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
, alabama, yesterday morning, but no reports of injuries there. >>> defense secretary leon panetta made his first official visit to kuwait today. meeting with kuwaiti officials and visiting 13, 500 u.s. troops serve ing there. during this trip panetta mentioned the threat of syria using chemical weapons against their own people seeming to have diminished. >>> we're learning more about why nelson mandela is in the hospital. he is suffering from a recurring lung infection but is responding to treatment. mandela, 4 years old, has been in the hospital since saturday. >>> the australian radio station that aired a prank on the london nurse says it will make a major donation to her family. the station says it will give all of its advertising revenue for the rest of the year to a fund for the lady found dead just days after taking the call. she was tricked into thinking she was speaking to the queen who wanted information on kate, duchess of cambridge. >>> the second wib winner of the whopping powerball jackpot has been identified. he's 37 years old, matthew good lives in a phoenix suburb. sorry, l